The Thank You Ocean Report focuses on interesting and exciting California ocean topics such as marine mammals, the latest news on ocean health, timely ocean issues and fascinating ocean facts. Stories feature interviews with ocean experts, explorers, scientists, conservationists, government and business leaders. Listeners learn about ocean activities and recreation, surfing, fishing, boating, and the many ways we all can thank the ocean through conservation and stewardship.
March 9-13, 2011: The 8th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, the nation’s premier cinemaquatic [R] event, will feature more than 50 adrenaline-drenched and thought-provoking films exploring the beauty, mystery and excitement of the ocean. Learn more from our guest Ana Blanco, the festival’s director. Tickets, starting at $10 adult, $5 children, include free admission to Aquarium of the Bay, a presenting partner along with The Bay Institute and NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries. (Photo courtesy of San Francisco Ocean Film Festival)
San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Project [5:16m]: Play Now | Download (732)
San Francisco Bay is said to be the most studied estuary in the world but most of that effort has been focused on the shoreline and tidal wetland areas. Marilyn Latta, Project Manager with the California State Coastal Conservancy, talks about the newly released “San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Report.” It focuses on restoration needs and opportunities for the subtidal habitats in the bay which includes all of the submerged area beneath the water’s surface: mud, shell, sand, rocks, artificial structures, shellfish beds, over 3,700 acres of eelgrass beds, macroalgal beds, and the water column itself.
This report was originally published as a Your Wetlands podcast by the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture who has generously given us permission to podcast it as a Thank You Ocean report.
Thank You Ocean is pleased to present a guest podcast for a special Thank You Ocean Report. Up and down the coast of California, abalone farmers, bar pilots and environmentalists — among others — are staking their profits, well being, and peace of mind on real-time ocean data provided by California’s two Ocean Observing Systems, SCCOOS and CeNCOOS. Credit: Ari Daniel Shapiro with COSEE NOW.
Gary Powell of Modesto, CA submitted the winning image in our 1st Annual Photography Contest. Gary is a co-founder of BelowMorroBay.com, a website devoted to sharing the beautiful and hard-won images of its inhabitants.
Explorer. Environmentalist. Educator. Film Producer. For more than four decades, Jean-Michel Cousteau has dedicated himself and his vast experience to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet.
Marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle has pioneered research on marine ecosystems and has led more than 50 expeditions totaling more than 6,000 hours underwater. On this report she emphasizes the importance of protecting the Ocean.